The Oregon trail is one of the most famous moving routes in American history. Propelled to fame by the beloved PC game, it runs about 2,000 miles through the Rocky Mountains to the Willamette Valley. Between 1840 and 1860, nearly 300,000 pioneers made the trek west across the Oregon Trail.
The journey took about five months to complete. But how do the moving practices of those pioneers compare with modern movers? This infographic compares the cost and efficiency of moving in the pioneer era of Oregon Trail to the cost of moving today via the Door to Door Moving and Storage company.
If you're a fan of The Oregon Trail, you'll get a kick out of this!
The average family needs two containers for a move. = 560 sq. ft.
The average pioneer family only gets one wagon. = 308 sq. ft.
Storage units hold 252 more sq. ft. than a wagon!
A two container move costs about $1,800.
Pioneers spent an average of $23,688 in modern money on their move.
It's over 13 times more expensive to travel by wagon!
Pioneers must travel by wagon. The journey takes 4 1/2 to 5 months. That's up to 152 days, taking 15 times longer than Door to Door. The Door to Door customer traveling the Oregon Trail can drive to their destination in as little as 30 hours. They also don’t need to bother with transporting their storage units. Our professionals take care of pickup and delivery to your new location in 10 days or less.
A Door to Door truck can transport ten storage containers.
That’s FIVE families at once!